Our Christmas Charity this year is the Snowdrop Trust. A collection box will be placed out on every Thursday up to Xmas. Please donate generously to this very worthy organisation.
I have had my Epson Stylus Photo R2400 for 12 years and it did a fantastic job but it has now broken down beyond economical repair hence I am forced to purchase a new printer
Therefore I have 11 Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks for sale
= T0591 x 2 @ £10 Each
= T0592 x 2 @ £10 Each
= T0593 x 1 @ £10 Each
= T0595 x 1 @ £10 Each
= T0597 x 1 @ £10 Each
= T0598 x 3 @ £10 Each
= T0599 x 1 @ £10 Each
I am giving the opportunity to any Club member to purchase them at this special discounted price before offering them to the general public on eBay.
My phone number is 02392467695
On 16th January 2020 Sue Sibley was due to give a presentation to us entitled ‘ My Journey So Far – Part 2’. Sue cannot now make that date and that slot will be taken by David Fletcher who will give a presentation on ‘Documentary Photography’. Sue will relace David when he is due to speak to us on 12th March. In effect each is doing a swap but keeping to the originally published titles of their talks
Stephen Marsh is seeking from all exhibitors at the Exhibition Biographies and/or titles for your panels. Please e mail the details to Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org before 25th December. He will acknowledge those when received. Anyone submitting information after this date may only get a card with their name on it.
Peter Rocchiccioli is also seeking many more PDIs for the Exhibition. As yet only 3 participants have submitted PDIs and each Advanced member may submit up to 6 images. The deadline is only 1 month away. This is the major showcase for Advanced workers photography during the year so please give this priority. If you have any questions please contact Peter directly
The EGM on 21st November was quorate with 58 members attending. The vast majority of members supported the amendment to the proposed change to the Constitution, as proposed by John Bradshaw and seconded by Ann McDonald as follows:
paragraph 6.2.6 of the Constitution will read: ‘The quorum for the AGM will be 25% of the registered membership’ ; paragraph 6.3.3 will read’ the quorum at an EGM will be 25% of the registered membership’
An updated Constitution, dated November 2019, will be placed on the website and will reflect these agreed changes
Just a gentle reminder to all Club Class members that the next round of the Small Print competition will be on Thursday 5 December. So could I please have all entries by next Thursday 28 November. This will be your last chance to enter this year!
I look forward to seeing more of your photographs.
Congratulations to six members of the PAGB Group who between them gained four awards (1 FIAP Gold Medal, 1 FIAP Ribbon, 2 SPS Ribbons) and a total of 21 acceptances at the Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography. Below is a selection of some of the images which were accepted and/or awarded.
The featured image above is ‘Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory‘ © Sheila Tester which won a SPS Medal
Above: Worthing Pier © Jim Munday which was accepted at the Smethwick Exhibiton
Above: Peace Lily © Michael Palmer which was accepted at the Smethwick Exhibition.
All members will have received an e mail this morning from the Chair of the Selection Committee about the Club entering images for the GB Cup competition run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. There are two categories where images are sought: Open and Nature. Further details on the criteria for each of these categories can be found on the PAGB website (pagb.org.uk – competitions – GB cup).
This is a new initiative for our Camera Club and we are encouraging as many members as possible to submit images under one or both categories via the Upload portal on our website (closing date of 15th December). All entries will be assessed equally by the Selection Committee before choosing the photographers whose images will represent the Club.
Whilst there is no requirement to provide images if you do not have any that are suitable, the wider the range of images submitted the greater the chance of the Club achieving success. Please give careful thought as to whether you can take advantage of this initiative. The Selection Committee will be pleased to have submissions from as many members as possible
A very short EGM will be held immediately after the conclusion of Club/Intermediate Print competition. The purpose will be to consider a proposal to reduce the quorum figure for AGM/EGM meetings from 35% of the registered membership to a lower figure.
The Management Committee has proposed (as communicated in the Newsletter of 30th October) a quorum figure of 20% and there has been an amendment proposed by John Bradshaw and seconded by Ann McDonald (as communicated in the Newsletter of 6th November) of 25%. The justification for both these proposals is included in the text of the Newsletters.
In order to be able to resolve this matter we need a minimum of 51 members to attend next Thursday to meet the current quorum requirement of 35%. Please make every effort to attend. I hope to be able to move towards a vote as quickly as possible
The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held at 7.15 for 7:30 in the Small Hall at Tangmere on Monday 18th November. This group is exclusively for those members in the Club Class.
The first half of the meeting will review the ‘homework’ images from the last meeting using variations in shutter speed, aperture and ISO on the same scene and in the second half we will look at how to create impact in your photos using basic digital manipulation techniques.
As usual the emphasis will be on interactive activity with an opportunity to follow up the techniques learned through taking your own photos on a few set themes.
I am sure it will be an enjoyable and informative evening and look forward to seeing as many Club class members as possible